A non-violent Jan 6 defendant charged with entering the US Capitol has died from an apparent suicide at age 22 while facing prosecution for four misdemeanors.
Nejourde Meacham traveled to Washington, D.C., with his uncle, Odin, to attend the “Stop the Steal” rally at the Washington Monument before heading to the US Capitol.
Odin was arrested and charged with violent felonies in May this year, including attacking police officers with a wooden pole.
However, Odin’s nephew, Nejourde “Jord” Meacham, was never accused of violence.
The federal complaint against Meacham includes several photos of him wandering outside and inside the Capitol building holding a “Trump 2020” flag.
The complaint states that Meacham “walked to a broken southern window, looked out, and raised his ‘TRUMP 2020’ flag.”
He was later escorted out of the building by police but did nothing violent or destructive.
An obituary for Jord Meacham was posted online.
Julie Kelly, who frequently reported on the January 6 trials, tweeted that she had been “told by a very reliable source” that he had committed suicide:
Another Jan 6 defendant who also committed suicide was Matt Perna of Pennsylvania, 37, another non-violent offender who pleaded guilty.
Perna died of a “broken heart,” according to his family.